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Start a Business Online Howto 1 – Aim, Fire, Ready – Use Your Brain

Where Are You?

You are;

Working very hard to make money with an online business and swinging the proverbial bat but missing.... the ball continuously.  So you try wearing your hat on backwards, a different bat, different shoes, read another book, and the list goes on.  You are trying to follow the mantra:  "if at first you don't succeed, try... try again".

You are;

Looking for a job and not interested in an online business but are peeking here to consider options for income.

You are;

Sick, Sick, Sick... and tired of reading emails, blogs, online ebooks, articles and find that none of them have the answer... and yet each of them seem to know a piece.  You have heard an Internet marketer once say: "email them until they buy or they die" and find that actions of many seem to confirm this.

You are:

Just starting.  Fresh, new... positive attitude with an open mind to the possibilities.

There are many more questions to consider in determining who you are and they are very important.

Start HERE.

With you.

If you are a baseball player trying to be a star at tennis and having difficulties, maybe its time to reconsider?

There are two things to consider.



What is the inventory of your current skills?

How would you describe your will?

After being a "boss" for more years than I would like to say...  my assessments regarding a lack of results, a lack of progress, a lack of performance came down to:

  • A lack of skill.  (hey boss, I would like to get it done, but I don't know how)
  • A lack of will.  (hey boss, I know how to do it but you know what?  I just don't feel like it)

Someone once said:  Resources should be on the list.

My response to this is:  If resources are low, you need more skill/knowledge about how to do it with less resources.  Yes resources such as money, tools, etc. are helpful but skill and will fill the gap.

I have a 200% rule for those on my team.

You have to give 200%.  If you are lower on skill, I will stick with you if you are making it up with will.  If you are high on skill and not making a 100% effort.. ok but your skill must show results regardless of of effort.  Everyone has ups and downs.... combining the 200% skill & will formula is a big help when evaluating final results.

At this point... lets say you are in transition and addressing many serious issues and ready to make different choices.  Start a business?  Online or Offline?  Double Sales?

  • 1st: Write down a list of your skills.  Top to bottom - highest skill to lowest.
  • 2nd: Write down a list of what keeps you from using your skills, to change, to make decisions.  Start with the biggest / hardest.
  • 3rd: Write down a list of three to five things you would do every day no matter what.

Don't be thinking about business or online marketing.  Consider your own self and what our inner circle say.

If a person knows what their skills are, knows what the barriers are (barriers impact the will) and if a person can understand what they love, it is like pointing a direction and saying:  "I want to go that way".

If you get stuck.. let me know.  Evaluate those you know around you when they seem unsuccessful as practice.  Is the issue one of skill?  Or is it from will?

A tool to use for making the notes / lists:

Personal Brain software is free.  It is pretty easy to learn and their support is phenomenal.

I love free software and will share lots of options with you. I use Personal Brain Pro to organize my life, and businesses (both offline and online).  (the free version is very powerful)

You can use a piece of paper, a chalk board... or white board.

If you have someone in your inner circle to walk through the skill & will list, then use your friend to do so.  Don't have anyone?  Call me.. or email me... I assure you that I am not here to play around.  You are important and the decisions you make are important.  Take my years in business and take advantage.  It's what I do.

If you are spinning daily/weekly and simply responding to what blows your direction via email, internet or mail.... stop.   Pausing for one day or two will not mean life or death.  Let's get you on track.

Here is a video from on youtube.  It shows you how organizing life, thoughts and goals might even be fun and much easier than the days of old.

Remember:   SKILL & WILL.

Your own personal brain can help you organize your skill & will thoughts.

What are your skills?  What are things making you feel less willing? 

What's in it for you?

Why is this important?

Because the goal is to always go forward not backwards.

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.  ~  Abe Lincoln

If you begin with hidden skills (unconscious competencies), you will find success much closer than if you start from scratch.  I am not a believer that a person can create wealth or a business with NO skills.  Matching your skills to the opportunities can shoot you out of the cannon faster.

Topics: Planning